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Old 10-08-2009, 9:32 PM
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Hi all,

This is my first post here! So hiya.

2 weeks ago i finished with 3 network (SE C902) due to poor cover in my area (south east UK) and moved to 02 (which i bought an iphone) But today i sent the iphone back to 02 due to the fact that i wouldn't be able to use it in my car's ipod connection (it wasn't compatable).

Paid £175 for the phone on an 18month contract and 14days cool off period etc , so im getting a refund from them.

I want to go pay as you go! But i have no idea what phone to get.


My main uses are / & would like's

Touch screen

around 300 text per month not botherd about minuets

idealy i would like a phone with WiFi connection (please state if im wrong)
IF a phone has WiFi does this mean i can go to any free wifi area and use the internet for FREE with no charge?

& a decent battery life.

i would like to stay with 02 as so far the cover and customer service has been very good.

i do not want to goto Orange / 3 / Vodafone.

T-Mobile are a possability.


Thanks

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Old 11-08-2009, 4:55 PM
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Yes Wifi is a free connection and can be sought in various hotspots such as McDonalds, Starbucks & Witherspoons etc.

Its a shame you had issues with the iphone.
As you have used the iphone you will be slightly disappointed with other models of touchscreen handsets, as to date none quite match up.

How about the n97 or Viewty Smart to name a couple.

I would suggest you choose a network that has strong network coverage where you live and work.

Then visit outlets that have working demo models so you can play before you buy one.

Good luck.
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Old 11-08-2009, 7:49 PM
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Hi Lee ,

Thanks for your info there

As it stands i went out and got a Viewty Smart today £230 - PAYG / Sim free & Debranded

as it is atm , i don't think anything will beat the iphones smooth touch screen for a while but all in all im happy with the viewty smart
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Old 11-08-2009, 8:46 PM
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its good to ended up with a fone you like.

Maybe you could update your thread in a few days when you have had time to fully use the viewty smart to list its pro's and con's ?

£230 sounds a fair price for an offline handset.
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Old 12-08-2009, 8:45 AM
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As it stands at the moment it doesn't have alot going for it! & playing with it for almost 4 hours last night i don't think i shall keep this phone ...


Cons ...

1 - The phone feels really tacky / feels cheap

2 -(more than 1 bad point here) Touch screen is really bad! Trying to text is very arkward as your using the QWERTY screen keyboard you get random letters when texting. The T9 IS extreamly bad i've turned it off!! The interface is slow!


3 - Not very user friendly at all it took me at least 20mins to find out how to change a ring tone its all done via profiles! (saying that i dont have a manual with this phone to learning as i go)

4 - The 4 screens : Home / Contacts / Multimedia / Wiget
Is the most arkward way ive ever seen / used in a phone!

Contacts - it scrolls on the screen and its very annoying way of doing it. But you can set favs to the screen so it saves trying to find the contact you want.

5- It has a really bad web browser!

6 - No new wigets to download very limited!

Pro's ...

1 - The phone is very light! in weight

2 - Has an 8.1 Mega pixle camera which takes pic's at DVD quallity - aparently! & viedo

3- Can take up to - a 32GB Micro SD Card

3 - Has Wi-Fi

4 - Battery life seems pritty good so far! maybe looking at charging it every day for a heavy user to 3-4 days without charge for a min user

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Old 12-08-2009, 5:18 PM
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Thanks for the update and your current findings.

Its a shame you have found so many issues with your choice.
Sometimes it does take a few days to get used to a new device but it does sound like you have given the fone a chance, but feel let down by it.

I assume you have returned it and gone back to the drawing board !

I did mention that current/previous iphone users would not be impressed by any of the touchscreen devices out at the moment !

Please update your thread by re posting what you are trying as a 2nd option.

Take care.
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I only had the iphone for 4 days, but it's for sure the best touch screen on the market.

& also found another flaw , if someone calls you it has a slide / call(left) / decline (right) its a nightmare to make it move!

I havn't returned the phone as of yet but i shall put on ebay and maybe go back to normal SE C902
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